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Chemoresistance key may lie outside of tumors: Study

By Sharon Kingman
Staff Writer

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
LONDON – Cells and tissues around a tumor may have as much to do with the process by which cancer cells become resistant to chemotherapy or radiotherapy as the cancer cells themselves, a new study suggests. The work shows that removing a key molecule normally found on blood vessel cells can sensitize tumors to chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

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